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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    That car is probably quite capable of towing that boat, body on frame car btw.
    I need prove of this, and just because you can doesnt mean you should lol
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    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket1k78 View Post
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    I need prove of this, and just because you can doesnt mean you should lol
    Seriously? Are you 16? Never driven a full size old car before? Those B Body GM's are more a truck then a Ridgeline. Full body on frame with a v8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    Seriously? Are you 16? Never driven a full size old car before? Those B Body GM's are more a truck then a Ridgeline. Full body on frame with a v8
    Whoah, please accept my deepest and most sincerest apologies for offending you so much I thought the "prove" instead of proof would've lightened my post up but i guess that wasnt enough to hurt you so badly. Hope i didnt ruin your friday.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    Man, when I was a kid, we used to tow our old travel trailers with cars all the time. We had a 1950's Shasta trailer that we pulled with a 1979 Chrysler New Yorker, and our neighbor we would go camp with towed his travel trailer with what I think was a old Toronado.
    Boosted life tip #329
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    Make the smart choice.

    Originally posted by Mibz
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    Just going to leave these here to stir the pot up. Had one for years, put that thing through so much abuse it wasnt even funny. Never had a transmission issue of any sort, just burnt lots of fuel when towing. The Allis got pulled 11 hours from Sask.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blubs View Post
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    *snip*
    man, your Ridgeline's nose is lifted so high it makes me think of that seriously snobby chick that looks down at everyone for being low class. LOL
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    Haha fair enough, she did it though. IMO most people who buy 1/2 tons now could get away with a ridgeline or tacoma or something. If I wasnt towing fifth wheel campers and 4 place sled trailers I'd still lean to the ridgeline. Was much nicer to park downtown than my 2500. Because of this I had to buy a commuter for day to day.

    Still would love to have a Maloo R8 or something here.
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    just because you did it doesn't make it safe or recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtsniffer View Post
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    just because you did it doesn't make it safe or recommended.
    There are others out there like him...

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    They’re rated for 1650lbs of towing in the EU.
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    Dirtsniffer

    Just so you are aware, all of those tows are not over 5k... Would be very close but shouldnt be over. Even the big john deere is only like 3000 lbs, plus the trailer.

    I know its at its max, but it was the only option at the time. Now that I tow more I have a 2500. Would I have liked my diesel for some of those tows, you bet, but the point was there was no issue with it being a unibody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikerS View Post
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    Man, when I was a kid, we used to tow our old travel trailers with cars all the time. We had a 1950's Shasta trailer that we pulled with a 1979 Chrysler New Yorker, and our neighbor we would go camp with towed his travel trailer with what I think was a old Toronado.
    Nobody towed with a truck in the 70's and 80's. Every picture in my Airstream manual is a car.

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    Even before I was born mid 70s, all my extended family in Alberta had campers and trailers and all were pickups. Maybe towing with cars was a city slicker thing? Iíve have never seen it in this province, nor has my mother that I just asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darell_n View Post
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    Even before I was born mid 70s, all my extended family in Alberta had campers and trailers and all were pickups. Maybe towing with cars was a city slicker thing? I’ve have never seen it in this province, nor has my mother that I just asked.
    In the 80's and early 90's, we used to tow this (not that quite of a bright pink):


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    Towing with cars is still the norm in Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    That is because they were all green-earth wagon driving hippies

    Trucks started coming into the picture when rednecks started camping
    I think trucks really got into the picture when crew cabs became popular. Otherwise you had to take 2 vehicles on a trip, or stuff 2-1/2 kids and wife into a regular cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I think trucks really got into the picture when crew cabs became popular. Otherwise you had to take 2 vehicles on a trip, or stuff 2-1/2 kids and wife into a regular cab.
    Haha my childhood was riding a foam pad in the bed of the single cab diesel 250 with the trailer out behind. With 4 people on the bunch up front.

    If you were good you got to go on the ride back to get the boat up front. Sometimes we got to shift because we were too full up front.
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    I’ve posted this before but my old C30 towed this tent trailer like a dream.

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    I like neat cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I think trucks really got into the picture when crew cabs became popular. Otherwise you had to take 2 vehicles on a trip, or stuff 2-1/2 kids and wife into a regular cab.
    Nah, we would ride in the camper overhang and crawl into the truck through the back window. I don't remember ever riding in a trailer, but box of the truck, camper and running around inside a camperized van was all good.

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